ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This photo exhibition is a part of the SSHRC funded Men Building Intimate Partner Relationships (MBIPR) project researched by the Men’s Health Research program at the University of British Columbia. Using a strength-based and asset-building approach, the MBIPR project chronicles the connections between masculinities and men’s intimate partner relationships with an emphasis on equitable and sustainable partnerships.
The research team recruited 110 men worldwide to participate in a photovoice study, in which men submitted 5-10 photographs to illustrate their experiences and perspectives. Among the 714 photographs we received from the 110 participants, 120 photographs depicting Domestic Work, Intimacy, Communication, Activities, and Values were featured in this online photo exhibition. Through 6 focus groups, 53 of the 110 participants voted on the photographs that they wanted to include in the online photo exhibition. The top voted 30 photographs are highlighted in the ‘Top 30 Photos’ gallery!
While you ‘walk through’ the photographs and captions, we encourage you to reflect on some concepts that are central to the MBIPR project: gender equality, gender equity, relationship building, and expressing and reading emotions. Please feel free to interact with the photographs by: adding an emoji, leaving a comment, responding to comments left by other viewers, and/or submitting and captioning your own photographs to share your experiences and perspectives regarding intimate partner relationships.